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After a tearful good bye to enchanting Nicaragua, we headed back south to Costa Rica. For our boarder crossing, we decided to "splurge" and take TicaBus - an air-conditioned bus, no chicken bus for sketchy and confusing boarder crossing.
We rented a car for 4 days as we nomadic ally moved south down the Nicoya Peninsula. We actually …
... of the hotel, a young man approached. His english was better than my spanish. He asked where we were headed and I told him the name of our hotel. He smiled and said, "you're close, that's just around the curve about 100 meters." Ok, I've learned Costa Rican distance needs to have a multiplier so surely he meant 1000 meters. Trying to convert meters to feet in my head, he assured me it 'really, its just around the curve".
With new resolve, we pushed on up the hill to ...
... s attached to them however these cost quite a bit and didn't have the money to splash out so went for the natural hot springs which were free. We didn't expect them too be any good at all as we were told they were underneath a road bridge in a small forest. It was pitch black by this time so we had a little difficulty finding them but once we were there we couldn't believe how amazing it was. A natural flowing hot river from ...
... superman position we were able to see the Tarzan Swing! Gulp! To anybody that didn’t already know what to expect, they would’ve believed it to have been a bungee platform; it was so high, and with all the bungee ropes ready for their next victim. The walk from the edge of the mountain to the platform was a daunting one. Essentially a hanging bridge with no destination, we walked the plank one by one and had no idea what to expect. Nor ...
... am now not so touchy over this as bugs are literally everywhere in Costa Rica). Samara beach was lovely but the town is small with not much going on and really we just stayed there to break up the journey to Montezuma and Tambor. This stop over turned out to be a brilliant idea because the drive from Samara to Tambor was very eventful.
The road started off in good condition and I remember commenting that it was a much better road than yesterday. The sat nav told us it ...
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After searching all over Samara for "affordable" (read: under $100 for 4 people), we were happy to find Mirador de Samara. I admit to being a bit skeptical by the "no need for a/c, as we get nice winds up high here". However, the truth had been spoken. We had 2 very comfortable nights with no a/c in our VERY spacious one bedroom condo with a SWEET view of all of Samara. Pool was clean, condo was bug free, water was hot, room fit the budget. Happy campers
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